Monday, July 19, 2010

National Farmers Market Week at FRESHFARM Market, by the White House on Thursday, July 29

The Toyota Farm to Table Tour Washington D.C. event,  will be held at the FRESHFARM Market by the White House (810 Vermont Avenue NW) on Thursday, July 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

At the event, nine of D.C.’s notable chefs will partner with market farmers to create bite-sized complimentary treats for visitors – all featuring farm-fresh ingredients.

Washington D.C.’s line-up includes:

Ryan Wheeler of Restaurant Eve

Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley

Scott Drewno of The Source, by Wolfgang Puck

Mike Isabella of Zaytinya

Olivier Perret of Ici Urban Bistro

Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora

David Varley of Bourbon Steak

Paul Stearman of Marcel’s

Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana

In addition to complimentary tastings, visitors who participate in the day’s activities will have the opportunity to select complimentary potted culinary herbs from the Highlander Hybrid Mobile Garden as well as enter for a chance to win a culinary trip to Santa Barbara. At the Highlander Hybrid Mobile Garden, a Mobile Garden Herb Specialist will be on hand to pot the plants for visitors and answer general questions about gardening.  All herb plants are sourced from local vendors at the market.

New to the tour this year, in a further effort to support famers markets across the entire country, Toyota is also providing financial support to the Farmers Market Coalition, a national non-profit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets that serve as community assets while providing real income opportunities for farmers.   The tour stop in Washington D.C. will also serve as a kick-off event with the Famers Market Coalition to officially recognize National Farmers Market Week which runs from Aug. 1 – Aug. 7.

At the event, market visitors will also have the chance to take a ride in a 2010 Prius, Highlander Hybrid or Camry Hybrid and take home a John Boos cutting board as a memento of the experience.  In support of all the benefits the market offers its community, Toyota will also make a financial donation to FRESHFARM Markets.  Throughout the tour Toyota has committed to using eco-friendly materials and will be purchasing carbon credits through TerraPass to offset the impact of the tour’s carbon footprint.

Published by http://carryoncurry.com July 19th 2010

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